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December 30, 2016 3:02 PM   Subscribe

Help me think of a suitable name for my recently adopted kitten!

First things first, a photo is here:

I have an older, Felv+ cat who is the best ever. Just after Thanksgiving, I was browsing Petfinder - WITH INNOCENT INTENTIONS I SWEAR - when I happened upon a listing for a kitten who'd tested positive for Felv while in a foster home. Obviously I had to send an email asking about him. Then I had to go meet him. I am not sure how exactly it happened, but he is currently tearing ass all over my living room and failing to impress my older kitty with various kittenish hijinks.

But he needs a name! I favor absurdly humanish names but am open to anything.
posted by easy, lucky, free to Pets & Animals (69 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
He seems like a Marco to me, or maybe a Carl.
posted by 4th number at 3:04 PM on December 30, 2016


Elliot.
posted by phunniemee at 3:07 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


That dude is a Sampson.
posted by General Malaise at 3:09 PM on December 30, 2016


How dare you fail to mention the name of First Cat?

This could be significant.

That said, Dibs came to mind.
posted by BlueHorse at 3:14 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


That face! Doctor James Buchanan, III. Doc for short.
posted by kattyann at 3:16 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


His facial markings put me in mind of General Burnside, whose first name Ambrose is a fine and distinguished one as well.
posted by contraption at 3:19 PM on December 30, 2016 [14 favorites]


Waffles!
posted by dayintoday at 3:20 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


With that fluffy white Elizabethan collar, he could be Shakespeare, Raleigh, or Bacon.
posted by wryly at 3:22 PM on December 30, 2016 [4 favorites]


Oliver or Felix
posted by AFABulous at 3:23 PM on December 30, 2016 [4 favorites]


First Cat is named Doctor Cross. He tweets regularly here if you are interested.

Here is a photo of them together. Note the contrasting facial expressions.
posted by easy, lucky, free at 3:23 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


With that fluffy white Elizabethan collar, he could be Shakespeare, Raleigh, or Bacon.

Or Marlowe, and you could call him Kit for short.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:24 PM on December 30, 2016 [8 favorites]


He looks like a Humphrey to me.
posted by mhum at 3:27 PM on December 30, 2016


Picard, or Robin Hood
posted by songs about trains at 3:28 PM on December 30, 2016


He totally looks like a Carl to me.
posted by MadamM at 3:30 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sidney or Stuart. Or perhaps Mayhem, if you want to go another way.
What an ADORABLE little face! Congratulations on your new family member!
posted by bookmammal at 3:31 PM on December 30, 2016


Oliver. For sure.
posted by Medieval Maven at 3:35 PM on December 30, 2016 [8 favorites]


Edmundo
posted by Room 641-A at 3:37 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Agnolo Bronzino.
posted by tel3path at 3:39 PM on December 30, 2016


If Dr. Cross is a respected gentleman, then by analogy, the new guy should be a feisty Dickensian street urchin. Charley? Jack? Tommy?
posted by equalpants at 3:45 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Something says "Wallace" to me.

Bless you for adopting him. He's a lucky guy so "Felix" also works.
posted by spitbull at 3:47 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


George
posted by greta simone at 3:49 PM on December 30, 2016


Colonel Egbert Wedge
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 3:49 PM on December 30, 2016


(Sorry, the above is a PG Wodehouse character, but the name suits him!)
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 3:52 PM on December 30, 2016


Mortimer? Pidgey? Burlington? Percival? William?
posted by Occula at 4:02 PM on December 30, 2016


Dodger. As in, Artful.
posted by nkknkk at 4:04 PM on December 30, 2016


"Squish," because that is what my heart did when I saw his pic.
posted by bunderful at 4:08 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Winston Churchill
posted by unreasonable at 4:08 PM on December 30, 2016


Mrs. W immediately said Taffy.
posted by wittgenstein at 4:08 PM on December 30, 2016


I saw him and thought "Jack!" and so second equalpants.
posted by leesh at 4:18 PM on December 30, 2016


Right now the frontrunners are Digby and Wyatt but all of these suggestions are great.
posted by easy, lucky, free at 4:21 PM on December 30, 2016


Looks like a Barry to me.
posted by deadwater at 4:22 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Come on, Doctor Cross can't get all the titles! Call him Governor Sweets or Judge Friendly (there actually was one) or Emperor Energy or something like that.

If you truly want a human name, his face says Delbert to me.
posted by bearwife at 4:27 PM on December 30, 2016


Sebastian.
posted by orange swan at 4:32 PM on December 30, 2016


Georgie
Sir Dave
President Digby/Wyatt/???
posted by meemzi at 4:32 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


If you want a title and a name that connotes frenetic energy and also want to call him Digby, the one clear choice is Sir Digby Chicken Caesar.
posted by contraption at 4:37 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Frank. I like how silly it sounds, this is Mr cross and... Frank.
posted by rmless at 4:39 PM on December 30, 2016


That cat is an Oliver. The facial expression in the photo is pure "Please, sir, I want some more."
posted by sarcasticah at 4:40 PM on December 30, 2016


Sir Digby Chicken Caesar was my inspiration!

(another candidate is Jeremy, nicknamed Jez since First Cat is definitely a Mark Corrigan)
posted by easy, lucky, free at 4:51 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mr. Biscuits.
posted by pierogipuppy at 4:59 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


His name is Shrimp.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:15 PM on December 30, 2016


Larry!
posted by bluesky43 at 5:47 PM on December 30, 2016


Darryl.
posted by adamrice at 6:00 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Carl or Carlo.
posted by lazuli at 6:02 PM on December 30, 2016


Almanzo
Ernest
Morris
Waldo
posted by karayel at 6:02 PM on December 30, 2016


Butters, aka Leopold Stotch, aka Professor Chaos.
posted by beandip at 6:03 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Crouton.
posted by OrangeDisk at 6:21 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Edward, because his ears are tufty (homage to Edward Tufte).

I'll show myself out.
posted by mogget at 6:29 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Hello, Finnegan!
posted by ainsley at 6:31 PM on December 30, 2016


He's sooooo cute! I think he's Ernest.
posted by kitten magic at 6:38 PM on December 30, 2016


Georgie
posted by daybeforetheday at 6:46 PM on December 30, 2016


Creamsicle.
posted by vrakatar at 6:48 PM on December 30, 2016


That cat is way too blonde and cute and he knows it. He's clearly a Hansel.
posted by fshgrl at 8:09 PM on December 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Greg.
Martin or Luther, which are both adorable and, this year, topical
Clive
(Martini?)
posted by ramenopres at 8:18 PM on December 30, 2016


That is Buckle. Or Buck for short.
posted by 26.2 at 8:20 PM on December 30, 2016


Look at that ruff! Hello Simba!
posted by soakimbo at 8:39 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mr Earnest Worthing
posted by exceptinsects at 9:25 PM on December 30, 2016


Professor Lawrence Marmalade. Larry for short.
posted by BoscosMom at 9:30 PM on December 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Arthur
posted by arnicae at 10:46 PM on December 30, 2016


That is a Horatio, for sure!
posted by h00py at 4:43 AM on December 31, 2016


Louie, Lou, Babalou...The second his pic loaded, that's who I saw!
(The Louminator, Loumalicious, Loumeister...)

I like nicknames. Just ask Stellabellina, Teddikins, Timifeao, Kippers, and Oliviana! Lol!
posted by LaBellaStella at 6:03 AM on December 31, 2016


With that fluffy white Elizabethan collar, he could be Shakespeare, Raleigh, or Bacon.

He's Bard. Bard. Bard. Bard.

Or Admiral Tunaface.
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes at 6:19 AM on December 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Bort.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:03 AM on December 31, 2016


Admiral Christopher Columbus -- A.C. for short.
With Doctor Cross -- D. C. at your service.
May your batteries never run out!
posted by TrishaU at 7:51 AM on December 31, 2016


I am also lovin' some Anton on the Doc's tweet station.
Brothers should also be noted for familial harmony.
Back to your local programming and Happy New Year!
posted by TrishaU at 7:59 AM on December 31, 2016


As mentioned above, It's Mr. Biscuits, because "Dr. Cross & Mr. Biscuits" is an A+ pair.
posted by fingersandtoes at 7:35 PM on December 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


He looks like one of my guys, Lamarr.
posted by raider at 9:44 AM on January 1, 2017


Doug
posted by Morpeth at 2:49 PM on January 1, 2017


Creamo
posted by just_ducky at 6:03 PM on January 1, 2017


Very, very belated update: he is RICHARD.
posted by easy, lucky, free at 3:16 PM on September 30, 2017 [1 favorite]


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